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The Gallery

The McClure Gallery of the VAC is an exhibition venue for professional artists, community based artists, and young emerging artists.  The gallery serves a strong educational function in the community, encouraging public appreciation of contemporary art through seminars, lectures and tours.  Accompanying exhibition catalogues are published when funding is available.

While the gallery mostly serves the Montreal and Quebec visual arts community, it welcomes submissions from further afield. We also welcome proposals from guest curators, through our Curatorial Programme.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm
* Closed Sunday and Monday
* Closed in July and August

McClure Gallery Season 2022 – 2023 

Exhibitions & Public Programming Spring 2023

Z’otz* Collective, Dissolving Frontiers, 2019, drawing installation, charcoal, pastel, paper, found objects on gallery wall, 64” × 7”. Clarington Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville ON.

Z’otz* Collective

Trajectory of Portable Thoughts

June 2 to 23, 2023


Toronto-based Z’otz* Collective will create a site-specific collaborative mural directly on the gallery walls and also present collaborative drawings on paper and ceramic sculptures. Their work features quirky, humorous images that examine the immigrant experiences of displacement, transition and transformation, and connect to the storytelling traditions of their Latin American background with mythological beings, animals and symbols.

Loriane Thibodeau, Rayons et déversements, 2019, ceramics, glazes and popcorn. 35 x 60 x 100 cm. 

Loriane Thibodeau

Wow, OMG! She looks sur mesure pour toi!

July 20 to August 20, 2023

Vitrine Exhibition


The banal meets the surreal in this solo exhibition by Loriane Thibodeau, ceramic artist and VAC instructor. This sculptural installation tells the story of an unlikely encounter between two usually static objects: a ceramic fire hydrant made by the artist meets the City of Westmount fire hydrant located in front of the gallery.

Speech bubbles in the window reveal a budding love story between the two… And a QR code will lead to a web page where you can read more of their text conversation, plus bits of interesting info about the VAC.

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